The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Thanks for that, I might try this next time.
    The only problem is I never know which carrier will get the local delivery in New Zealand.

    Although I'm slowly learning which companies have ageements with which, it'd be much easier if it were just one company that delivered from door to door.

    I guess I could email the original company and find out.
     


  2. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thank Xenon. I didn't know that.

    I am in total agreement with Hendrix, about duties and taxes.

    Will most likely place my order once I get the VAT deducted price, and then I have to factor in my bank's fee for wire transfers...arghh
     
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  3. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    FWIW, when I communicated with a broker in the past (FedEx), the individual reported that custom keeps the importer's information (i.e., tax ID) for 12 months.
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    If you have feet around a 9.5 US or smaller should be very nice looking. If bigger than that I'd go for 5 eyelet or the shoes may start to appear a bit tube-like.
     


  5. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I have them in midnight navy that's quite dark if you'd like a picture
     


  6. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    I don't find this David.

    UK 9.5

    Slickman- FYI a google image search will get u most shoe pics u want, inc these



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  7. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    ^ Saw those, they look great, I wanted to see the proportions of a smaller size such as a 41 because I assumed your pair was around a 43, but couldn't really find anything on google

    Slew i agree with you on that, im a 41 on f

    Hendrix: yes a picture would be awsome, thank you
     


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    JensenH Senior member

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    My exact experience.
     


  9. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    sorry about awful pics, but I assume it's just the shape you're after?

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    The jeans are slim straight, about an 8 inch hem, and these are size 41 if that helps.


    If I was ordering again I'd go for the single sole rather than the single-to-double taper.
     


  10. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Any size 11DUS Vass owners who live in NYC area, please PM me? I am trying not to make a $150 mistake.
     
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  11. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Is this the U last or the New Peter?
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    F-Last
     


  13. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    ^ Thanks, fritzl. I've been told to size up to a 44 from my usual 43.5 in EU sizing on the New Peter. Do you know if the F-Last is the same?
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    depends of who said that? and not exactly.

    pliny is very good regarding these two lasts and he'll likely chime in on this.
     


  15. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    For reference I am typically a US 9, 8.5/9E in EG (82 last) and wear a 42.5 in the U last and 42 in the F. Most postings in Vass related threads here suggest this to be the case. The convention seem to also suggest taking the same size in F and New Peter. So, I am unsure of why it was suggested you go up half a size in the New Peter. Of course this should not necessarily as gospel depending on your actual foot shape.
     


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